The Wanted: "The Success Of British Boybands In The US Is Like Beatlemania"

7 January 2013, 10:40

The 'Glad You Came' singers talk about taking America by storm over the last 12 months.

The Wanted have confessed that their success in America shares similarities to that of The Beatles in the 60s.

The 'Gold Forever' singers enjoyed a triumphant year in the US in 2012, as did fellow boyband One Direction.

Tom Parker told Bang Showbiz: "It's Beatlemania for both boybands, really. The whole boyband thing has really come back."

He also complimented the success of One Direction – who had two albums chart at number one on the Billboard 200 chart last year.

"Us and One Direction have gone over to America and are literally just tearing it apart," he declared. "The whole boyband thing is really alive, and it's good that it's two British acts doing it."

The Bolton star also revealed that he believes the group's honesty and freedom of speech has been a key factor to their success across the pond.

"People in Britain liked the fact that we were very real... We were very 'say what we want' and we wanted to produce the music that we wanted to do," he explained. "We took it to America and people really liked it. Every radio station was like, 'It's a breath of fresh air to us, we've not seen this realism for so long'."

The Wanted are currently working on their third studio album, which is expected to be released in April.

The 'All Time Low' singers have also teased plans for the release of another album later in the year as they have so much material recorded for their new record.

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